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Hello, my son who lives in Dubai has swollen glands and lymph

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Hello, my son who lives in Dubai has swollen glands and lymph nodes in the back of his neck and is itching in the areas where their are glands and on his stomach, there is no rash. By coincidence, though I have not seen him for several weeks, I have recently had the same symptoms though the itching is only at the back of my neck and scalp. Am I right in thinking this could be viral or should my son seek medical attention? He is waiting for his medical insurance to come through from his employer so is worried this may effect his cover if he goes to a doctor in Dubai. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

please enter chat

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Hello, yes my name is Jane

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Jane

Dr. Phil, MD :

nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

is he healthy otherwise?

Customer:

yes he is, exercises and eats healthily

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok good

Dr. Phil, MD :

how long has he had this?

Customer:

the glands came up a fortnight ago, but the itchiness just in the last few days

Dr. Phil, MD :

Okay

Dr. Phil, MD :

it could be allergies or viral

Dr. Phil, MD :

But I agree it needs checked out

Customer:

it's strange as I have had the exact same symptoms on and off for the past 3-4 weeks

Dr. Phil, MD :

wow!

Dr. Phil, MD :

that is weird

Customer:

but the itchiness has not been on my body

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

I see

Customer:

a friend of mine had similar at the same time and we hadn't seen each other, which makes me think it's viral

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes it could be for sure

Dr. Phil, MD :

very possible

Dr. Phil, MD :

that is a good thought

Customer:

he is very worried and thought he may have lymphoma after reading the syptoms on the web

Dr. Phil, MD :

i doubt it

Dr. Phil, MD :

would be other issues like night sweats, fatigue, etc

Customer:

he does feel ill but has felt very tired and I was exactly like that!

Dr. Phil, MD :

I see

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes could be viral

Customer:

but has only felt tired for the past couple of days

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay

Customer:

with glandular fever is there usually a rash?

Dr. Phil, MD :

sounds like it can wait a bit

Dr. Phil, MD :

not always but yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

you there?

Customer:

yes am here

Dr. Phil, MD :

any more questions for me?

Dr. Phil, MD :

I think it can wait

Customer:

sorry not sure what you mean, that he should wait to see if it goes?

Dr. Phil, MD :

correct

Dr. Phil, MD :

it can wait to see a doctor

Customer:

ok, is there anything he should take for the itchiness as he says it's pretty bad

Dr. Phil, MD :

try claritin orally

Dr. Phil, MD :

and hydrocortisone topically

Customer:

ok that's great I will tell him, thanks very much for the advice

Dr. Phil, MD :

welcome

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Did I do good work for you today?

Customer:

yes thanks it is reassuring to speak to someone!

Dr. Phil, MD :

good!

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would you mind rating me positive before leaving?

Dr. Phil, MD :

and good luck to your son!

Customer:

of course, thank you.

Dr. Phil, MD :

welcome and thank you :)

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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